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Pioneering Female Ranger School Grad: Lowering Fitness Standards for Women Is a Bad Idea

March 9, 2021

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The Army’s first female infantry officer is urging the service not to revert to separate fitness standards for men and women.

In an essay posted online Thursday by West Point’s Modern War Institute, Capt. Kristen Griest said that evaluating women based on lower fitness standards would not only hurt the effectiveness of combat arms units, it also would hurt women in the Army.

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